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Ex-North Miami mayor’s former campaign manager charged with campaign violations

Nacivre Charles
Nacivre Charles Miami-Dade Corrections

Nacivre Charles, who served as the campaign manager for ex-North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau, surrendered to police Wednesday after he was charged with two counts of campaign violations related to illegal expenditures.

According to the arrest warrant, Charles, 57, approved two withdrawals from Tondreau's 2013 mayoral campaign account for a total of $12,000, way above the $500 limit.

He remained in jail Wednesday night, being held with no bond.

The withdrawals came days after Tondreau won the run-off election in June 2013, and both of the withdrawals had Charles' name, according to police documents.

“To date the Lucie Tondreau Campaign has yet to file an itemized accounting of the $12,000 cash that was drawn," a detective wrote in his report.

In March, Tondreau was convicted and sentenced to 65 months in federal prison for her role in an $11 million mortgage fraud scam.

Tondreau's business offices were raided by investigators in 2013. They were seeking evidence linking her to illegal absentee-ballot requests sent during her campaign for mayor.